Music producer Money Jezus is disappointed at the negative comments to his music video featuring a Black male-to-female trans.
In the video, a young man takes his trans lover (Lana Patel) to meet his family members at a BBQ where they unexpectedly welcome Patel with open arms.
Money, aka Desmond South, has worked with the music industry's top hip-hop artists including Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Nick Jonas, Kodak Black, Verse Simmonds and more.
As record labels work toward a goal of featuring more trans models in place of women in music videos in 2021, Desmond’s inclusive music video is not resonating with some hip-hop fans.
Desmond addressed the negative comments:
"Not surprised at all to see all the hateful ass comments," he wrote on Youtube. "I know y'all want me to remove this video but it ain't happening. This is exactly WHY this story needs to be shown."
A supporter wrote: "This was lovely. Don't let some of the ignorance in the comment section make you forget that your creation will mean a lot to many people who watch it. Keep on creating because there are many who will keep appreciating."
Meek Mill's new single "Pain Away" ft. Chicago gangsta Lil Durk dropped on Friday. This is the first single ever rated 0 roses in Sandrarose.com history.
Meek Mill singing with auto tune is cringe-worthy. He's not even trying anymore -- not that he was a great rapper to begin with.
This track is a terrible waste of a perfectly good sample from Tony! Toni! Toné's hit single, "It Feels Good."
The music video contains the obligatory stacks of cash, drugs, luxury vehicles and diamond chip chains. Absent are the scantily clad women. Maybe the video budget wasn't big enough to include them.
As you know, Philly rappers chased Meek off social media and banned him from North Philly for telling them to put their guns down amid a series of killings involving underground rappers.
"I'll get all the main big artist in Philly a deal if they put them bodies behind them and squash them beefs," he said. "I hear about ... got some hot young bulls from my city but they all beefing! And that's just a idea but I'll push thru with my city if y'all make it thing! It's like 5 clicks that’s talented but they deep in! And get they most attention when they beefing!" he continued.
Rapper Poundside Pop responded: "ITS TIME FOR YOU TO PICK A SIDE….. IS YOU ZOO OR NOT N***A???? ..."You is from 63rd bro, whatever that is. You not from North bro. You banned bro."
Meek Mill - Pain Away ft. Lil Durk
SR rated: 0/5 roses
50 Cent said there is "no chance" of a romantic reunion with ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler.
While many are skeptical that the two ever dated in the first place, the 45-year-old rapper-turned TV exec insisted there will be no reunion.
50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, and the feisty comedienne allegedly dated for several months after meeting on the set of her former late night talk show, Chelsea Lately, in 2009.
Chelsea, 45, made headlines prior to the U.S. presidential elections when she slammed 50 Cent and reminded him of his black skin after he expressed his support of President Donald Trump.
She later apologized for her racist statement and alleged that Jackson had expressed an interest in rekindling his relationship with her.
But Jackson told TV show Extra that there is no chance he will go running back to Chelsea - mainly because of her support of controversial New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who is accused of sending Covid-19 patients into nursing homes and killing thousands of elderly patients.
"She thinks Cuomo, Italian guys, Italian hunk, she thinks he's cool — I think he's alright." Jackson said.
He added: "Chelsea's a good friend of mine. Whatever she says is fine with me. I don't care what she says. A part of her show is almost to be unpredictable, and unpredictability is what makes a comedian."
50 also addressed rumors that he is an attention whore who supported Trump to generate publicity for himself.
"I turned down a million dollars to go to the inauguration (in 2017) — why would I just switch gears now?" he said.
In unrelated news, 50 Cent has joined YouTube's most exclusive club after the music video for his 2003 hit "In Da Club" surpassed one billion views on Monday.
"1 Billion views. Not Bad for a kid from South Side. LOL," 50 tweeted on Monday.
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz dropped his music video for his single "Quarantine Thick" featuring rap newcomer Mulatto, aka Big Latto.
The video features some of Atlanta's thickest and talented strippers who twerk and drop it low in every room of a rented mansion.
Big Latto raps: "Got your favorite rapper in my DM tryna taste me / But I got my own bands so sh*t like that don't phase me."
At the end of the video, 2 Chainz and a few strippers ride off in a street legal $120,000 Pro ATV that Kanye West gifted him for his birthday.
2 Chainz - Quarantine Thick ft. Mulatto (Dirty)
SR rated: 2/5 roses
While most celebrities join OnlyFans to make ends meet, R&B singer Sammie has launched his own line of scented candles.
"I launched a candle line in February, and we're having a grand opening on November 1 in Georgia," he told Page Six Style. "It's called Simply Naked Candle Co., and we have five scents: Indigo, Pure Love, Peace, Honey and All Night. I never just wanted to be a singer, songwriter, performer; I've always wanted to tackle entrepreneurship in all realms. I look up to the Diddys and Jay-Zs of the world."
The former child star debuted his first single, "I Like It" at age 12. Now 33, Sammie is focused on living healthy and using natural skin and hair products.
"I've done some campaigns with Mielle, so I keep my beard and hair moisturized with [their] organic products," the crooner said of his grooming regimen. "Soap and water does not do any harm to me, so I just add on coconut oil and prayer. Just staying at peace ... I really don't be tripping about nothing, so I think that's what helps my skin and hair grow the way it does, no filter."
Added Sammie, "I use rosemary mint oil by Mielle for my beard. I just pick it out every morning, use some olive oil in there and I go out flourishing in the world."
Sammie's fifth studio album, Such is Life, is out now and he's writing a book titled "Good to Know" to "let women know the mindset of a man."
Watch Sammie's "I Like It" music video featuring Lloyd and N-Toon.
Megan Thee Stallion tapped rapper Young Thug for her new booty-shaking track, titled "Don't Stop."
Black Twitter has already dubbed the track "WAP" Part 2 - in reference to Megan's No. 1 song with Cardi B.
The music video theme is Alice In Wonderland. Megan recreates the "WAP" music video in which she and Cardi sashayed through a whore house, exchanging lyrics about feminine body parts.
Young Thug appears as Edward Scizzorhands, using his handy scissors to trim the hedges and clip Megan's wig.
Megan Thee Stallion - Don't Stop ft. Young Thug
SR rated: 2/5 roses
ATLANTA, GA (September 25, 2020) Music and entertainment icon Tip "T.I." Harris is celebrating his 40th birthday on Friday, Sept. 25, by releasing the self-directed visual for his latest single "Ring" feat. Young Thug, which premiered on a billboard in Times Square.
Directed by T.I. and Phillyflyboy, the vibrant music video features the two Atlantan trap stars out-styling each other. Released via Grand Hustle, the track is produced by DY Krazy and Chopsquad DJ.
While ringing in his milestone birthday, T.I. has also formally announced that his highly anticipated 11th solo studio album - The Libra (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta).
Marking nearly 20 years since his debut album, T.I. is continuing to deliver hits that resonate with fans across the world while serving as president of Grand Hustle Records, which has produced multiple breakout artists.
Tip "T.I." Harris - Ring ft. Young Thug
SR rated: 3/5 roses
Young Thug and Chris Brown dropped their new animated music video for "Say You Love Me", on Monday. The single is off their mixtape Slime & B, which dropped 5 months ago.
Both men have something in common: they fail miserably with the ladies. So they try their luck with two animated women in a different dimension. But the 2 cartoon cuties swerve them even in another dimension.
In real life, Thugger complained about the lack of intimacy in a post on his Instagram Story: "Ain't had no pu**y in so long man gotta be 'bout a month," he wrote.
It isn't clear if women are avoiding him because of his reputation, or if the Covid pandemic scared them off.
Atlanta is wide open, so it must be the former.
The video was directed by Dark Matter FX.
Young Thug - Say You Love Me ft. Chris Brown
SR rated: 2/5 roses
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Black Twitter isn't feeling Jay Z's bars on Pharrell Williams' new track titled "Entrepreneur," set for release on Friday, Aug. 21.
The 50-year-old rapper teamed up with Pharrell, 47, for the new track, released in conjunction with the new TIME magazine issue "The New American Revolution" curated by Pharrell.
The issue celebrates the Black revolution in America. "I couldn't be more grateful to curate :The Next American Revolution" -- a special issue of @TIME Magazine that envisions a Black Future in an America where all people are actually created equal," Pharrell tweeted.
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Jay Z, left, is pictured in concert with his wife Beyonce, right, and Pharrell in South Africa in 2018.
In a snippet of the song on Apple Music, Jay Z urges supporting Black businesses and being Black business owners.
But he got off on the wrong foot by diminishing Black Twitter.
"Black Twitter, what's that? When Jack gets paid, do you? For every one Gucci, support two FUBU’s."
Black Twitter was quick to denounce Jay Z for being out of touch with the times.
One Twitter user wrote:
"Jay Z today: Why y'all on black twitter? And buying Gucci instead of supporting Fubu?
"Jay Z four months from now: I'm very pleased to announce I'm collaborating with Gucci on their black twitter line."
Others chime in, knocking Jay Z for being too preachy about buying Black when he supported white brands in his music for decades.
"jay z for 25 years: “gucci, louis v, richard mille, goyard, fendi, louboutin, cartier, mercedes, in the box seats with the mink on brushing shoulders with the owners”
jay z in 2020: "buy more fubu."
Cardi B has defended Kylie Jenner's cameo appearance as a whore in her "WAP" video featuring Megan Thee Stallion. Cardi issued a statement after angry fans launched petition to have the reality star's cameo removed from the music video.
Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion dropped the video for their collaboration on Thursday, Aug. 6, featuring a variety of dancers including Normani, Mulatto, and Suki.
Jenner's appearance riled Cardi's fans, who demanded her removal in a Change.org petition that was launched over the weekend, labeling Jenner a "culture vulture".
But the "Bodak Yellow" star hit back on Twitter, insisting, "Not everything is about race."
Fans were tight that Normani and the other dancers were depicted as strippers while Jenner strolls down a hallway opening a door.
"Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door. If that's not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most..." wrote one fan, prompting the hitmaker's response.
"Normani is one of the best female artist that dances like she dances her f**kin ass off!" Cardi wrote. "Why would she open a door? Please tell me how that would make sense? The best part of the song is the beat and hook, it what makes you want to shake your ass."
She continued: "Not everything is about race. Theres issues out here in the world that is about race and I preach all the time about. This is not about f**kin race."
"Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid's bday party," Cardi insisted in a final tweet. "Travis (Scott, Kylie's ex) and Set (Offset, Cardi's husband) are real close and Kris Jenner have given me advice on certain things I ask for and her husband real cool with mine."
Sandrarose.com gave the music video 2.5 roses, but my readers gave it 0.5 roses -- usually reserved for music videos that belong in a dumpster.